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The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics,
15th Edition

Kenneth Janda, Jeffrey M. Berry, Jerry Goldman, Deborah Schildkraut, Paul Manna

ISBN-13: 9780357459379 | ISBN-10: 0357459377

Copyright 2022

| Published 2020

| 624 pages

List Price USD $149.95

Overview

Thoroughly updated through the 2020 election, Janda/Berry/Goldman/Schildkraut/Manna's THE CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN GLOBAL POLITICS, 15th edition, explores how the clash of values surrounding freedom, order and equality characterize U.S. politics. It illustrates tensions between majoritarian and pluralist views of democracy across the political landscape and examines how U.S. political institutions and outputs compare to those in other countries. It also highlights the fragility of American democracy. New coverage includes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, the rise of fake news, the impeachment of President Trump, the impact of social media on political activity and democratic discourse, gun control, immigration politics, education policy, and more. Also available, the MindTap digital learning solution includes an interactive ebook, self-assessment tools and more.

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Meet the Authors

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Kenneth Janda is the Payson S. Wild Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Northwestern University. He has published extensively in comparative party politics, research methodology and early use of computer technology in political science, for which he received awards from EDUCOM and support from Apple Computer. His American Political Science Association awards include the Samuel Eldersveld Lifetime Achievement Award (2000) and the Frank J. Goodnow Award for distinguished service to the profession and the association (2009). Dr. Janda and fellow author Dr. Jerry Goldman shared APSA technology awards in 1992 for the IDEAlog computer program and in 2005 for the IDEAlog website. His most recent book is THE EMPEROR AND THE PEASANT: TWO MEN AT THE START OF THE GREAT WAR AND THE END OF THE HABSBURG EMPIRE (McFarland, 2018).

Jeffrey M. Berry is the John Richard Skuse Professor of Political Science at Tufts University. A recipient of the American Political Science Association's Samuel Eldersveld Lifetime Achievement Award (2009), Dr. Berry has also received APSA "best book" awards for THE REBIRTH OF URBAN DEMOCRACY (1994), A VOICE FOR NONPROFITS (2004) and LOBBYING AND POLITICAL CHANGE (2009) as well as an award from the Policy Studies Organization for THE NEW LIBERALISM (1999). His most recent book is THE OUTRAGE INDUSTRY: POLITICAL OPINION MEDIA AND THE NEW INCIVILITY (with Sarah Sobieraj). An undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, he received his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University.

Jerry Goldman is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Northwestern University. He is the 2010 recipient of the first American Political Science Association/CQ Press Award for Teaching Innovation in Political Science and has received many other awards, including the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel for increasing the public's understanding of the law, the EDUCOM Medal and the Roman & Littlefield Prize for Teaching Innovation. In 2012, Dr. Goldman made the Fastcase 50: "the 50 most interesting, provocative and courageous leaders in the world of law, scholarship and legal technology." Through the Oyez multimedia Supreme Court archive project at oyez.org, he has brought the U.S. Supreme Court closer to everyone. An undergraduate at Brooklyn College, he received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

Deborah J. Schildkraut is professor of political science at Tufts University. She is the author of AMERICANISM IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: PUBLIC OPINION IN THE AGE OF IMMIGRATION (2011), PRESS “ONE” FOR ENGLISH: LANGUAGE POLICY, PUBLIC OPINION, AND AMERICAN IDENTITY (2005), and several other research articles. Her research focuses on the implications of the changing ethnic composition of the United States on public opinion in a variety of domains. Professor Schildkraut has received awards from the American Political Science Association for the best book published in the field of political psychology (2012) and for the best paper presented in the field of elections, public opinion, and voting behavior (2009). She has served on the Board of Overseers for the American National Election Study and as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation. She was an undergraduate at Tufts University and received her PhD from Princeton University.

Paul Manna is the Isabelle and Jerome E. Hyman Distinguished University Professor of Government at the College of William & Mary, where he also serves as a faculty affiliate in the college's Public Policy Program. His research and teaching focus on American politics, policy implementation, federalism, bureaucracy, and applied research methods. Manna is the author of School's In: Federalism and the National Education Agenda (Georgetown University Press, 2006), which examines the evolving relationship between federal and state education policy since the 1960s, and Collision Course: Federal Education Policy Meets State and Local Realities (CQ Press, 2011), which assesses No Child Left Behind's implementation from 2002-2009, early Obama administration initiatives, and potential future directions for federal policy. He is also co-editor, with Patrick McGuinn of Drew University, of Education Governance for the Twenty-First Century: Overcoming the Structural Barriers to School Reform (Brookings, 2013). Manna's current research is examining several topics including the role of state education advocacy organizations in the process of policy change, the relationship between neighborhood violence and school performance, and voter participation in elections for state education chief. After graduating with his B.A. in political science from Northwestern University, Manna taught social studies in his home-town public high school for three years before earning his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin.

  • The text considers how the stability of democratic governance in the United States has relied on norms that are evolving in new and challenging ways.
  • Completely up to date, the 15th Edition includes updated discussions of the Trump presidency, the 2020 election campaign and results, and much more.
  • A number of examples in the text’s Global Politics feature have been updated, including in Chapter 12, which now asks “Why do women emerge as leaders more often in parliamentary systems than in presidential systems?”
  • Chapter 13 on the bureaucracy has been updated with contemporary research literature and examples, including discussion of policing, emergency response, and environmental policy.
  • Several “Freedom, Order, or Equality” examples have been updated. This feature highlights the conflicts among these values through case studies. In The Media chapter, for example, students are asked how freedom, order, and equality are implicated in debates about whether the government should permit companies like Facebook to run campaign ads that contain false claims.
  • Americans from a variety of backgrounds are represented in examples and images. For example, the opening vignette to Chapter 5 on public opinion discusses reparations for slavery and ongoing discrimination; Chapter 11 on Congress considers representation of the Cherokee nation; chapter 18 on domestic policy notes how racism affected the development and implementation of New Deal legislation; Chapter 13 on bureaucracy leverages concepts on representation to explain conditions under which bureaucratic action can challenge systemic racism; and more.
  • The text discusses recent political developments and connect them to enduring themes. These developments include the impact of COVID-19, protests advocating for racial justice, the impeachment of Donald Trump, immigration politics, the impact of social media on political activity and journalism, gun control, recent Supreme Court decisions, campaign finance, and more.
  • Updated figures and graphs to include the most recent data available.
  • The text places the Trump presidency in historical context, with new sections on unilateral action and checks on presidential power.
  • A "Global Politics" feature in every chapter places political issues in their international context. Examples in the new edition include press freedoms around the world, impeachment of national leaders, judicial selection and the representation of women in legislatures.
  • Completely revised, Chapter 13 "The Bureaucracy" more effectively connects with contemporary scholarship and more explicitly relates the bureaucracy's work to key themes such as representation and the politics of policy implementation.
  • Maximizing study time, clearly defined learning outcomes are tightly integrated into each chapter to increase student comprehension and preparedness. Major chapter topics are organized around the numbered outcomes. Chapter summaries and review questions are correlated to the outcomes, which are reiterated in the summary and end-of-chapter quiz.
  • Continuing the text's emphasis on the "Freedom, Order or Equality" theme, a feature in each chapter highlights the tensions among these values and their connection to chapter concepts. Features offer insight into diversity in Congress; ideology as an identity versus ideology as a set of policy preferences; how presidents evoke freedom, order and equality in the State of the Union; state judicial elections; and much more.
  • The 15th Edition continues to emphasize the tensions between pluralist and majoritarian visions of democracy. Ensuring thorough student understanding, the text's models illustrate the dynamics of the American political system, including rising partisanship in Congress, the role of interest groups in policymaking, the ways in which public opinion does (or does not) shape public policy and the influence of money on a range of political processes.
  • MindTap for The Challenge of Democracy, 15th Edition, is an immersive, outcomes-driven online learning experience. In addition to a dynamic eTextbook that brings the printed text to life, a variety of assignable, auto-graded activity types in MindTap enable students to flex their critical thinking muscles while soaking in key concepts. Learners are encouraged to read with close attention, write persuasively with logic, interpret data, consider and articulate their own positions on key course topics, and much more. Integration with your Learning Management System allows you to easily export grades and access analytics.
  • Each chapter opens with the text's signature "#ChallengeAccepted" feature asking students to consider a current topic related to the concepts being discussed. Each "challenge" ends with a critical-thinking question that deepens student engagement with the themes developed in the vignette. An accompanying challenge in MindTap helps students dive deeper into chapter concepts.
  • The 15th Edition is packed with new art, and all images are numbered to enhance navigation in both the print and digital versions of the text. Questions added to images and figures in every chapter provide additional opportunities for critical thinking.
  • Helping students thoroughly engage with key concepts, the authors weave real-world issues throughout the text's enduring themes. The new edition's focus on recent political developments includes coverage of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, the rise of fake news, debates about healthcare reform, the impeachment of President Trump, the impact of social media on political activity and democratic discourse, gun control, immigration politics, education policy, campaign finance and more.
  • Every vignette and feature throughout the text ends with critical-thinking questions that prompt students to fully consider the implications of the topic at hand.

Table of Contents

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Part I: DILEMMAS OF DEMOCRACY.
1. Freedom, Order, or Equality?
2. Majoritarian or Pluralist Democracy?
Part II: FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT.
3. The Constitution.
4. Federalism.
Part III: LINKING PEOPLE WITH GOVERNMENT.
5. Public Opinion and Political Socialization.
6. The Media.
7. Participation and Voting.
8. Political Parties.
9. Nominations, Elections, and Campaigns.
10. Interest Groups.
Part IV: INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT.
11. Congress.
12. The Presidency.
13. The Bureaucracy.
14. The Courts.
Part V: CIVIL LIBERTIES AND CIVIL RIGHTS.
15. Order and Civil Liberties.
16. Equality and Civil Rights.
Part VI: MAKING PUBLIC POLICY.
17. Economic Policy.
18. Policymaking and Domestic Policy.

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